Renovating a home is a difficult prospect for many. Sure, we know that there are standards and semi-relatable plans to follow, advice for how to decorate and standards for how to install certain systems, but still, planning all of this in advance can feel like focusing on one of the largest art projects you could ever be part of.
Luckily, if you’re a creative individual then you have a good place to start from. You’ll likely consider that less is more, that cohesive design often provides a more impactful final result, and of course, you will plan the decorations according to your day. Being creative doesn’t mean your home will have a thousand adornments and flourishes, it means you’ll have considered how the final result will impact your day to day living reality.
The goal of this post is to help those who might not have renovated before make use of their creative skills. Let’s consider a few concrete examples of what this may look like:
Crafting Unique Furniture Pieces
A great place to experiment with home design creativity is the furniture you source, work on, or reupholster. Rather than settling for generic pieces, you could consider the charm of custom-crafted furniture. Bespoke furniture allows you to express your individuality and tailor pieces to your exact needs and style preferences, sometimes even renewing old pieces with reupholstering the fabric or varnishing the wood. Imagine a hand-carved dining table, a one-of-a-kind bookshelf, or a vintage-inspired coffee table designed to perfectly complement your living space, perhaps even fashioned from reclaimed wood that comes from a historical building in your local area. What an amazing conversation starter this would be! These distinctive furniture pieces not only add character to your home but also become focal points of your creativity. Better yet – they’re totally unique.
Sustainable Design Efforts
Creativity in home design isn’t limited to aesthetics in any way, it can also have a positive impact on the environment. After all, creativity goes much deeper than the surface. Sustainable design practices as it relates toyour home can involve using eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient appliances, and green building techniques. It’s about implement electric vehicle charging installation ports within an exterior wall design (perhaps with wall-climbing plants) to hide them. It’s also about repurposing materials, opting for low VOC paints, or installing solar panels to reduce your carbon footprint. Little flourishes like this modernize your home, and do so without taking away your natural design integrity.
Creatives are excellent at making the most of their canvas, whatever that happens to be. In this case, maximizing space in your rooms can be a great means of playing with three-dimensional form. For example, in a small bedroom, you might explore creative storage solutions like built-in shelves or hidden storage compartments beneath the bed. In a kitchen, the layout can be designed to optimize workflow and storage space while incorporating artistic backsplashes or unique lighting fixtures, or even integrating small additions, like a homemade wall-mounted spice rack. This way, you make the most of your house as you make it look wonderful.
With this advice, you’re sure to see how creativity plays into home design going forward. We look forward to seeing the designs you come up with.